What Does it Mean if Verizon Acquires Yahoo?

verizon-yahooYahoo is no longer an independent entity. The service has been purchased by Verizon for $4.8 billion in a purchase that makes Verizon even larger than it was before. This broadband and cell phone company has grown quickly to become a major entity in the world of online marketing. Many may be wondering, “How does this impact me?” Given the new web properties and brands Verizon acquired, the opportunities are endless.

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How Presidential Campaigns Use Online Marketing

Presidential Campaign Online MarketingAs the debates heat up, candidates are leveraging online marketing and social media to capture the votes of U.S. voters. While many companies would agree that getting 45 percent market share would be a huge success, in politics, winning 45 percent means losing the vote. Having a strong online presence is now table stakes for political candidates. Whether 50 years ago or today, there are three factors successful political campaigns have been able to learn from marketers: be targeted, be efficient and be clear with your message across all channels or be lost in the cacophony of the elections.

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Why is the U.S. Surrendering Control of the Internet?

Internet ControlIt was recently announced that, by prior arrangement, ICANN will be cut loose on October 1, 2016 from its sole government steward, the U.S. Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), and become answerable to multiple stakeholders worldwide, including countries, businesses and technical bodies. Many may be wondering, “What does this mean?” or “Why?” This article will explain everything you need to know about the U.S. possibly surrendering control of the Internet.

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Atlas Project Introduces Lake Walk Town Center Near Texas A&M

A new brand has been introduced by the Atlas master-planned community. This pedestrian friendly town center is being built at the epicenter of the Texas A&M Biocorridor of Bryan/College Station. Lake Walk is the new identity for the town center, which will feature lifestyle and outdoor pursuits as well as exciting employment opportunities.

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Pokémon Go Gaming Tips and Tricks: Part 2

pokemon_go_logoPokémon Go has taken the world by storm lately. Being launched in early July 2016, this game takes the iconic Pokémon franchise maxim “Gotta Catch ‘Em All!” and turns it into a real-world, augmented reality game for your smartphone, one which you must hunt your city and neighborhood in an effort to catch as many virtual pocket monsters as possible.

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Pokémon Go Gaming Tips and Tricks: Part 1

pokemon_go_logoPokémon Go has taken the world by storm lately. Being launched in early July 2016, this game takes the iconic Pokémon franchise maxim “Gotta Catch ‘Em All!” and turns it into a real-world, augmented reality game for your smartphone, one which you must hunt your city and neighborhood in an effort to catch as many virtual pocket monsters as possible.

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Pokémon Go Craze, Good or Bad?

pokemon_go_logoThe craze over this new game that was only released just a month ago has been one for the record books. Pokémon Go has been a huge success with people of every age, race and creed. It has been quite an amazing phenomenon, to be honest, and one that once again proves just how tuned in Nintendo is to the people who enjoy their products. This new smartphone game has been a popular topic of discussion lately, but what is all the craze really about?

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Pokémon Go Users Upset with New Update

pokemon_go_logoMany Pokémon Go users are complaining about the recent updates and some known glitches in the game. The creators were keen to let users know that fixes and updates would coming soon, but they failed to mention they would also be removing key features from of the game completely.

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The Facts About Pokémon Go

pokemon_go_logoThis new game that was only released just a month ago has been one for the record books. Pokémon Go has been a huge success with people of every age, race and creed. It has been quite an amazing phenomenon, to be honest, and one that once again proves just how tuned in Nintendo is to the people who enjoy their products. This new smartphone game has been a popular topic of discussion lately, but what is Pokémon Go?

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Spammers are Now Using Spoofing Technology to Disguise Phone Numbers

 According to KBTX, several Texas A&M students recently reported receiving calls from scammers claiming they committed tax fraud and have a warrant out for their arrest. This is a serious issue called “phone spoofing” in which phone scammers use software to mask their real identities by displaying a fake telephone number. Phone spoofing is a tool used by fraudsters to mislead people into thinking the call is from a reputable business or person. There are even times when the number the scammer uses already belongs to a real person.

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